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Advisory: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in FTMs (1997)

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 in Advisories, AEGIS, Gender, Newsletters, Treatment Bulletin

This is one of several medical advisories issued by AEGIS after being vetted by our 30-member advisory board. It was released in August, 1997 and re-released in 2002 by Gender Education & Advocacy, Inc., the renamed AEGIS. It also appeared in August, 1997 in the premiere issue of AEGIS’ Transgender Treatment Bulletin, accompanied by an article on PCOS by Jamison Green.

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Transgender Treatment Bulletin (1997-1998)

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 in Advisories, AEGIS, Gender, Medical, Newsletters, Treatment Bulletin

In 1997 and 1998 the nonprofit American Educational Gender Information Service published two issues of the Transgender Treatment Bulletin. The bulletin addressed a variety of health issues faced by transsexual and transgendered people and was meant to be read by both helping professionals and transfolk. I was editor and I did the layout and some of the writing.

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AEGIS Public Service Advertisements (1990s)

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 in Advisories, AEGIS, Chrysalis Quarterly, Flyers & Pamphlets, Gender, Magazines, Medical

AEGIS designed a series of public service ads, which ran on the inside front covers of Chrysalis Quarterly, the house journal. We also distributed them as flyers. The ads addressed assorted health issues of transsexual and transgendered people, including silicone injections, overuse of hormones, and HIV/AIDS. Margaux Schaffer designed the first two ads.

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Beware Philip Salem (1991)

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 in Advisories, AEGIS, Chrysalis Quarterly, Gender, Magazines

AEGIS’ first advisory was about a pill-peddler named Philip Salem.

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AEGIS Recommends Breast Self-Examination (1995)

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 in Advisories, AEGIS, Gender

AEGIS recommends that all MTF transsexual and transgendered persons who have experienced significant breast development from hormonal therapy and all FTM transsexual and transgendered persons who have not had mastectomy/chest reconstruction do a breast self-examination on a monthly basis.

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AEGIS Advisory on Vaginoplasty (1996)

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 in Advisories, AEGIS, Gender

This is one of several medical advisories issued by AEGIS after being vetted by our 30-member advisory board.

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AEGIS Medical Advisory: Blanket Criterion for RLT Before Hormones is Unethical (1992)

Posted on May 25, 2013 in Advisories, AEGIS, Gender

AEGIS periodically released medical advisories. This one addressed the then-common practice of therapists to require an (often extensive) period of real-life experience before initiation of hormonal therapy. Our advisory board felt this constituted unnecessary risk for transsexuals and set them up for failure.

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AEGIS Position Statements: Mandatory RLT Before Hormonal Therapy (1992, 1998)

Posted on May 25, 2013 in Advisories, AEGIS, Gender, Position Statements

AEGIS periodically released position statements. These from 1992 and 1998 addressed the then-common practice of therapists to require an (often extensive) period of real-life experience before initiation of hormonal therapy. Our advisory board felt this constituted unnecessary risk for transsexuals and set them up for failure.

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